This is the time of year to spot the bright red berries and shiny green leaves of the dreaded Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius, Raddi). This attractive shrub/tree was brought to the US as an ornamental and was often called Florida Holly.
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee will resume monthly meetings on the third Monday at Bubbaque’s Restaurant in Chiefland. The next meeting is on Jan. 17, starting with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. If you need a ride, please call Juanita 352-339-0747.
The March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking grant proposals for community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants. Community awards are available in amounts of up to $3,000.